Monday, October 19th 2020

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Pictured in the Flesh

Here's the first picture showing AMD's Ryzen 5000 series "Zen 3" desktop processors in the flesh. The first wave of Ryzen 5000 series for the retail channel include the Ryzen 5 5600X, the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 9 5900X and the 5950X. All four chips are shown sitting on a tray. All four chips are compatible with existing Socket AM4 motherboards based on the AMD 500 series chipset motherboard with a BIOS update; and with the 400-series using a special beta BIOS which will be released in January 2021. The four should be available for purchase in the retail channel by November 5, 2020, with the 6-core/12-thread 5600X priced at USD $300, the 8-core/16-thread 5800X at $450, the 12-core/24-thread 5900X at $550, and the flagship 16-core/32-thread 5950X at $800.
Source: HXL (Twitter)
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30 Comments on AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Pictured in the Flesh

#1
Tomgang
5600X and 5950X come to pappa :peace:, for my 2 in 1 system planning to get after the Christmas/new years holiday.

If the dam virus dosent ruin my plans for a second time that is.
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#2
Caring1
Lol, owners of 400 series boards can buy the chip in just over two weeks, but have to wait until January next year to use it. :roll:
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#3
windwhirl
Caring1
Lol, owners of 400 series boards can buy the chip in just over two weeks, but have to wait until January next year to use it. :roll:
Eh, either they are running zen+, so they can wait it out a bit more, or zen2, so they don't really have this massive need to upgrade right now.
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#4
Rob94hawk
Very exciting! I guess I can sell my FX-53 now?
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#7
Nephilim666
Rob94hawk
Very exciting! I guess I can sell my FX-53 now?
I'll start the bidding, $3
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#8
ratirt
Caring1
Lol, owners of 400 series boards can buy the chip in just over two weeks, but have to wait until January next year to use it. :roll:
I honestly am thinking about getting the 570x board if it's worth it. I will take a look at the features and see benchmarks. Not sure if there will be a lot to benefit from the 570x in my case. Although I could really use the faster storage unit that's for sure. So maybe 570x is the way to go.
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#10
jesdals
If I could have them today - I would take the whole tray :)
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#11
chaosmassive
400 series is the most versatile board ever, from lowly 2c/4t zen+ cores, up to 16/32 zen 3 let that sink in for a moment.
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#12
Turmania
This is the last time we be using am4 socket right?
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#13
chaosmassive
Turmania
This is the last time we be using am4 socket right?
I think so... zen 3 is last supported cpu on am4 platform unless something changed in the future..
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#14
Chrispy_
Nephilim666
I'll start the bidding, $3
Mic drop. Nobody else is going to pay more than $3 :P

Seriously, if anyone is still using Bulldozer derivatives at this point then they clearly don't need CPU performance. Have you considered a nice, cool and quiet Pentium J5040?
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#15
Xex360
With they be available or are we going to have a paper launch?
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#16
windwhirl
Xex360
With they be available or are we going to have a paper launch?
You'll know that for sure when the launch date comes.
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#17
kapone32
Rob94hawk
Very exciting! I guess I can sell my FX-53 now?
You are going to be gobsmacked. There is a reason that the 3300x is basically the only AM4 CPU you can't buy.
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#18
mouacyk
Back to $300 for hexacores. Yay.
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#19
Zach_01
mouacyk
Back to $300 for hexacores. Yay.
A hexacore that could smoke some octacores... Yay X2!
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#20
droopyRO
Zach_01
A hexacore that could smoke some octacores... Yay X2!
Will wait for reviews, but yes, i expect the 5600X to be above my 2700X in all common apps and games.
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#21
Jism
Turmania
This is the last time we be using am4 socket right?
Jep; but i dont think these CPU's will be a problem in relation of computing power or so. A system with 16 cores and 32 threads boosting up to 4.9Ghz will set you ahead quite a few years before it actually starts to become the lower end.
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#22
mouacyk
Zach_01
A hexacore that could smoke some octacores... Yay X2!
try smoking the 5800 then. so much for perf/$
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#23
Chrispy_
mouacyk
try smoking the 5800 then. so much for perf/$
Like Zen2 there will be a few 'sweet spot' products, and a whole bunch of stuff best avoided unless you're desperate.

The 5900X is the one to get for multithreaded performance.
The 5700 will be the best way to get a fully-enabled CCD of 8C/16T at a sensible TDP and price, so this is the midrange that will be recommended for almost any kind of general-use CPU
The 5600 will be the budget hexa-core to fight off the competition from the budget i5 models.

Given that two of those three models aren't being released at luanch in 8 days, I suggest you pay attention to the 5900X review and ignore the rest until AMD releases the mass-market 5600 and 5700 models in Q1/Q2 2021.
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#24
Zach_01
mouacyk
try smoking the 5800 then. so much for perf/$
I quit smoking strange things 20 years ago... so no thank you!

As for the perf/$ I wouldnt be eager to judge a CPU only knowing its price, because I didnt like it. Wait for reviews and charts...
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#25
hurakura
very sexy, i'm gonna go abuse myself now
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